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  1. Macdui101

    Cordovan Strikes with Banhammer

    It's all a front though. It's SSG he is there to protect. But once people make their decision to back Cordovan they are invested and their own egos prevent them from being persuaded otherwise. The greater the support the more you're invested and the bigger hit to the ego if you let yourself see the light. Subconsciously you'll just not want to do the research and be thorough. I'd suggest that for those who rely on faith for their beliefs would be more susceptible. Most of us here have seen a good bit more of Cordovan though and his rules don't allow us to show that side of him to this audience and they'd dismiss what we said. I fell out with a friend over the Lance Armstrong scandal, friend could not entertain he was a cheat and would not look at the growing evidence. No one likes to be duped and even less to be seen to be duped. Egos. It is similar if you take a more critical view, we all have egos. But in being more critical we end up having more data to base our opinions on. The bar for CM was quite low for him, hardly surprising that anything better gained supporters. But in the two years he hasn't learnt much following his choice of co-host around. Just that choice of game dev junky stalker ruins all credibility. At least you'd think, but still he is defended. Is it a bunch of old women with no avenue for their nurturing tendencies, or desperate for some patronage? They manipulate him to keep their small "world" safe. It's easily done. I suggested he had a "tell" when relying the more dubious pieces to the audience, looking squarely at the camera. He'd always done it like that. He immediately changed his delivery to a "forced" offhand relaxation and looking off to the upper right. Been around 3 months now. How long before the devoted pass this nugget on and we have another tweak to the delivery? It's a good job he knows so little and can't be sure anything he's asked to relay is a lie or he could end up like a golfer with the yips. Mac
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    Cordovan Strikes with Banhammer

    I see he dropped his signature and all the links to his drivel output. Deluded Self-promotion was his thing wasn't it? No I couldn't be arsed to actually go find it right now.
  3. Macdui101

    12 Year Anniversary Failure

    Druidsfire was streaming with that title last week. Talk about self-delusion.
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    Captain Build Advice

    The issue is more that the relics are useless after Westenmet, maybe T10. Hitting Mordor and none of the player melded relics are any use. In Vales crafting of relics is back but has no link to the guilded relic crafting. Barter and raid item gated crafted relic. More forgotten tech and hacks.
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    Did Mirk actually launch?

    I think they are all busy in Rohan/Dunland on their Guardians. They're complaining that they don't have a source for new First Agers at 65, a load of barters set to level 70 and not dropping on Durchest which raid kins had in their farming plans. Mob difficulty levels apparently looking set right at the cost of Anvil difficulty outrageous, flipping that switch in a hotfix next week. Blizzard actually spent dosh on this stuff.
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    Be Virtuous!

    Zero mention of virtues on the stream, maybe none of them have the capacity to do maths. Anyone know if QuartermasterU did a bad rep change to SSG_RedPanda? His ignorant trolling has a familiar touch. Timelines fit his fall from grace.
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    Same shit different week

    Maybe all the "investors" over the years have never had a return or they've just frittered it away, Infinite Crisis? Have to believe that between Turbine/WB and Daybreak lawyers they had a shitty deal to keep it going. Mac
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    Captain Build Advice

    Vales brought the final trait point to 92. They announced a while back that this would be the last one. I know it will only do my head in but I figured I'd take a look at what's streaming ahead of the Cord broadcast to find a level 118 Druidsfire char with no end tier class deeds complete. She's reading tooltips mid "melee" battle looking for skills mentioned in the class deed panel. She's also looking for some other player to die and get the rezz deed advancing. With 3 accounts she can't take even that leap. Pontin: should give her some useful advise surely? Is she some kind of macabre freak show to you? I'd say it must be a Valar toon but has she done this stuff on any char since the trait trees came in? Edit: Further along and I quote "Why can't I fear it" Because you never read what your skills can and can't do.
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    Same shit different week

    For periods we had little oversight, class devs allowed to do their own thing playing around with a favourite class and ignoring another. Mother Vvyanne with little technical ability allowing everyone free reign to develop, more for their resumes than for the good of the game. Given the lack of knowledge, reason and logic would have you reach out for help but the environment has ever been deceit. Perhaps engine wise but getting all their inspiration for Lotro development from stuff they have in DDO hasn't so far done much for Lotro. If you hate one game and love the other which are you going to copy over? Mac
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    Captain Build Advice

    The shard cost is extreme though. It takes a lot of gold to meld, is it the same for sharding? You never know, one day we might get to chance to make useful relics again from these stock piles. Unlikely given the recent excuses for crafting additions they have made in the Vales update. But they rather we spend our capped currencies on this shit instead. One day they might have a Lotro Player in charge and save this game.
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    Be Virtuous!

    There has to be a good many at SSG in complete denial. Some have hung on to some morals, can't bring themselves to post shit on the forums so they get Cord to do it for them. Others can stay in their own bubble like Chris Person and MoL and never stray out of their remit. They have survived this long after all. We have SSGPanda trolling to diffuse matters when they are found out, trying to justify shitty store items/costs and relying on the Blue Title that sways all the numpties, the last shit to suggest that they didn't have a monumental hole in the virtue system because of festivals and endgame weeklies. We do have Vastin covering for the shit his colleagues/boss are dumping on the game how long can he put up with it? Management who don't even like the game. Cord on DDO streams has me associate the word "competent" with what I see. Bumbling moron on Lotro. It's like a concerted effort to draw competent gamers to DDO and shitty no hopers to Lotro. You have to have a very low bar to see his Mordor video and think that's the game for me. How anyone at SSG can look at the official stream and think it adequately promotes the game is beyond me. Even that deluded Sanders woman had her limits. Has Sev gotten a character beyond the Shire even? You are probably treated like scum around the office if you still play or prefer Lotro. Any shit you do in Lotro just needs a corresponding piece of metrics to tell the boss and the suit it's working as intended. But never-mind it's only Lotro... But what do you do if you have no clue? Bluff it out.
  12. You expressed interest: Too much time on their hand on a capped server. Acorn Travel: but you can't make stacks, you have to make one and mail it off being unique. Who of thunk VIP mail would be used as an exploit? Enterprising if nothing else, but to actually obtain titles and rewards I'd have to question their senses. Mac Edit: You'll have likely just clicked on his youtube channel though.
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    Be Virtuous!

    After the initial look at the stats they chose for Wit I realised they wouldn't add so much. Adding both Phy and Tact mastery is wasting a space for something else on most classes, does having both of these make it still useful for Cappies? We don't know if Wit in particular will get a buff at some point. They can literally play with the values anytime they like if they want a good laugh. Yeah you can't avoid most Explorer deeds completing as you quest through. You can avoid finishing advanced slayers for a savings account when you can rank you favourites. In the Vales the slayer numbers are set oddly low like they don't want anyone to save for the inevitable cap rise in the expansion.
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    Be Virtuous!

    Yeah take the bribe and sing SSGs praises You might quite possibly be the lucky bastard who's hit the sweet spot of the rank transfer. Not too few that the cost increases get you later and not too many that you have too few deeds available left to do. A Goldilocks character.
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    Be Virtuous!

    Exposing SSG is why a lot of us end up here. The White Knights aren't in play yet. The simpler game mechanics is beyond them so add in some actual maths and it'll have their brains shutdown. Only way to prep for the next intern to screw up is to cap all virtues. But to have a hole in the system for new players that's nearly as big as all the old virtue deeds put together is asinine. That it turns everyone into a completionist yet still offers them no catch up and a moving goal post on a cap level rise. DUMB Yet most will just never get to that realisation, they be grinding away without a clue it will always be out of reach. Did you pick up the inference of Blue Post trolling is against the rules? Mac
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    Captain Build Advice

    I do Anniversary and Summer festival. That keeps me in bound Star-lit Crystals on mains and alt mains. All the crafter alts do them too and earn a load of unbound Essence reclamation scrolls. The last grind is MT dailies for Smith Token to barter, when I need them, for Empowerments. Only do this in slack times between content updates when there's nothing much to do. I wouldn't want to have to store them with stacks of only 10. It does mean I will check beta for any change to the barter guy for scroll availability. This all feeds my 4 capped main chars three parked cap toons and allows me to max 27 ILIs on patch day if there's a LI raise. I do have an alt cook at level 69 that I might level up so she is collecting the Anfalas Star-lit Crystals in case I do. Most of the issues people have with the grind of it all is they come to it completely ill-prepared. That many came to the LSs to avoid all this I can't see them changing into a prepper. I do think SSG have been scarred off raising the LI cap recently. It meant I got way ahead on the scrolls barter coin so I had a month of selling scrolls on the AH and brought the finances up to a healthy level to mitigate against the next cock up, which seems to be rimes for the Vales content.
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    Captain Build Advice

    You can't use MC to tier up non Imbued LIs, only appears on the UI after imbuement. If you buy from the store they are a flat rate for use at any level that cost more than your grandmother is worth. Even on sale they are plain extortion. The 3 starlits that you can add on LIs don't make a whole lot of difference. After Imbuement a huge difference ofc. If the content you are doing is rewarding you with Marks and Medallions then you can go the Legendary Barter guy in the Skirmish Camp and barter LI stuff from there, reasonable costs if you have the marks/Meds coming in.
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    Be Virtuous!

    It's basically a house of cards with SSG playing the suit on one side and the players on the others. It's worked like that for years, but less and less people around the office seems to have escaped them. At a point where changes in stat caps/diminishing returns and stats from other sources matched up those gold BB pieces with % buffs then come back into mix in raids for some classes.
  19. Macdui101

    Goss for Doro - The Arnor Scene

    But we all know how Turbine/SSG prefer to shoot the messenger.
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    Be Virtuous!

    Farmers really did me in. I have two toons on the Evernight top 10 leader board, can take no more. If only that prior effort could be rewarded with some VXP pills? So we are down to 5 full festivals.
  21. Macdui101

    Cordovan Strikes with Banhammer

    Many of us are on the spectrum somewhere along the line. This guy is a predator no matter the reason.
  22. Macdui101

    Be Virtuous!

    Isn't there a Frosty the Snowman instance? It must be the Festive Flurry one I guess. All the Festival VXP quests are for the wrapper quests. The norm is that you have the days to complete the overall wrapper during the main event but rarely for any encore. Even a hotfix or two can throw out your plans for completing the wrapper. We have just 5 festivals listed, not Farmers Fair for some reason (maybe TBD) and we have from one to four vxp wrappers in any specific festival. I'd have to imagine that each festival would produce the same amount of VXP overall. Lets assume it's six each year and lets be super generous, call the reward for one festival completed to be 10,000 VXP. So in a year that's 60,000 VXP. Now what kind of hole does that fill for a new player or any of us having a stroke and deciding to level up a new toon> It's a given that any new toon will be a massive deed completionist now. That would earn 1,200,000 ish - rank 20/30 on all 20 virtues previously, all pre U24 content. It's a bit less but we are being generous. With 85,000 VXP to fully rank a virtue from scratch now the amount we 'd need to max all 21 is 1,785,000 VXP. Giving us a gap to fill of 585,000 VXP with new sources. I'll leave out new and endgame sources, we are levelling a new toon here. That's getting on towards ten festivals @ 10,000 VXP a time. Perhaps you take a Summer holiday and celebrate a yearly festival yourself so we might have to miss a couple. If less generous @5,000 then it's 20 festivals, more generous @20,000 and it's only around five festivals - a year. Anyone have access to ask SSG how much these festival quest will reward? I've only seen speculation that it'll be around 2,000 VXP and you may as well just suck it up and wait for endgame weeklies. Investment of time verses reward choose your figure for compliance. The problem is the system can't manage big hits of 20,000 at a time, it can't reasonably cope with normal metas completing for 6,000 VXP. When SSG actually do the maths do they leave it as it is and risk any new player being told there's no point ranking more than half there's not enough in the game to do any more? Maybe the idea is for new players to only have 5 to 8 virtues ranked up? Never to quite stand up against an old timer's stats. How would they change it, by lowering or cutting out the increasing costs? But we've had a week of virtue deeds being completed so it's already too late now. Put in more lower level restricted sources. Can't think of a better option right now. Mac
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    Cordovan Strikes with Banhammer

    Volsunga_Gaming did this short piece on him a month ago. For those not keen to bump his view stats. Do people buy Subs?
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    Be Virtuous!

    I think the community is far too self centred these days, only a few look at the broader picture. No one with any sense of it is levelling a toon to max right now. If you're new to virtues you won't know that you've been shafted. The usual muppets SSG harvest will have no clue anyway. Maybe they are waiting for a ground swell of peeps demanding store bought virtues, but maybe this time in being very clear about virtues no longer via the store they mean it for now. The reason is their ever present need to have peeps engaged in whatever piece of new tech they add so they can demonstrate to the suits the budget spent on it was justified. Like BBs getting a whole load of BiS jewels, first agers and gold essence dropping to get us playing them. Then Cordy can do his usual "Seems <insert crappy tech name here> is very popular with the players". Only because the carrot was compelling. Gold Essence in the festival instance anyone? Oh how popular was doing regurgitated old content that we'd done to death years ago? It only takes one ghost post on the OFs for Sev to do his "listening to the feedback on the forums we are" and we have virtue tomes back in store. I don't open Lootboxes these day, there was some hint that the Adventurer one would drop a virtue tome, it's on the wiki. But I don't know if this is still the case. Someone would have to have the RNG Gods favour them given the likely drop rate to find out. Maybe SSG will just wait for some serial key buyer to get one, post in chat and then more keys get sold. They are adamant that Lootboxes are here to stay and it could turn out to be just another thing to get more folk buying them. The idea to revamp was ok but as usual the design was poor, the implementation needed a couple of rounds more in beta to save it. Once the dye was cast on release there was no turning back. Now it's up to The Community Misleader to vaguely go where only Sapience has gone before and bluff it out. Mac
  25. Macdui101

    Cordovan Strikes with Banhammer

    I figured out he must be a bit of a creep but nothing like this shit. I couldn't believe anyone could have given this guy an official streaming spot. I remember making that point sometime on the OF after finding out he'd been a serial rank farmer, is that why I got targeted? Being an official streamer makes you a made man whoever you might be? And it's our useless CM without a clue about anything that has the say on what drivel gets output on the official streams. We can't win. He's got the rest of those she-devils whispering in his ear and he laps up all the ignorant shit they give him to protect their Middle-earth SIMM dressing up game. Well not surprisingly this official role did not last long. But everything he post is all hail the mighty SSG and the wonderful job they are doing. And Cord lives for that stuff no matter the source, self denial could never be enough. I was thinking Wako Wacko with this guys and seems I wasn't wrong. I had to take a look at a couple of his streams at the time just to see what he got up too he was actively exploiting a badly bugged skill that he spammed doing instance content to get his rocks off and show how wonderful a player he was. Well he has all the video evidence to show how much of a God he is now. Huge output and no one viewing it would tell a sane man to give it up. Some of his posts are so bizarre I wondered why no one was challenging him and figured I was the only one left not to have him on ignore. But really where on earth would you start to counter the shite he comes out with. Mac
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